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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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A letter was read from Mr. D. Jenkins, Columbus, Ohio, on the importance of the duties of the Convention.
A letter was also read from Dawn, concerning the illegal election of one of the Delegates from that place.
Both letters were laid on the table for after consideration.
On motion of Mr. Dunlop, it was
Resolved,—That the members of this Convention declare to the world that they have met for no sectarian purpose whatever—that LIBERTY is their motto, and TRUTH their standard.
Adjourned till 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
TUESDAY, August 3rd—3 P.M.
House opened as usual with singing and prayer.
The Business Committee reported—that they would recommend to the consideration of the Convention the latter part of the call which relates to the moral, religious, and social condition of their people, and the best means for their improvement.
Report laid on the table.
In accordance therewith, it was then
Resolved,—That means should be taken to ascertain, as far as possible, what is the condition of our people, in order that we may be enabled to devise means for their elevation.
Resolution laid on the table.
Resolved,—That the best mode for improving the moral, religious, and social condition of our people in Canada is,
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